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Vericel to Present at 2016 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL), a leading developer of autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe diseases and conditions, today announced that Nick Colangelo, president and CEO, will present at the annual Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, CA on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:45pm Pacific time.

Organized by ARM and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference organized specifically for the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine sector.

The presentation will be webcast live at: http://www.meetingonthemesa.com/webcast/ and will also be published on ARM’s website shortly after the event.

About Vericel Corporation
Vericel develops, manufactures, and markets autologous expanded cell therapies for the treatment of patients with serious diseases and conditions. The company markets two cell therapy products in the United States. Carticel® (autologous cultured chondrocytes) is an autologous chondrocyte implant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee in patients who have had an inadequate response to a prior arthroscopic or other surgical repair procedure. Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts) is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of patients with deep dermal or full thickness burns greater than or equal to 30% of total body surface area. Vericel is also developing two additional cell products. MACI® is a third generation autologous chondrocyte implant intended to treat cartilage defects in the knee. Ixmyelocel‑T is an autologous multicellular therapy intended to treat advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). For more information, please visit the company's website at www.vcel.com.

Epicel®, Carticel® and MACI® are registered trademarks of Vericel Corporation. ©2016 Vericel Corporation. All rights reserved.


CONTACT: Chad Rubin The Trout Group crubin@troutgroup.com (646) 378-2947 or Lee Stern The Trout Group lstern@troutgroup.com (646) 378-2922

Source:Vericel Corporation